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post #1 of 18 Old 12-20-2017, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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No Gas shutoff on 2017 2X26 Any ideas how to install one

Looking for some ideas how to install a gas shutoff.
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photo's of the motor don't show much room to place one.
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I've cut through the plastic cover, added elbows and a shut-off. A real PITA to do. Is the problem a leaking needle and seat or you are in fear of it leaking in the garage and filling the space with explosive fumes?
Most of my customers buy a plastic tray, similar to one used for muddy boots and shoes, and place it under the thrower to contain any oil leaks or fuel leaks. You MUST check the dipstick every time you use the thrower as any leaks past the needle and seat may end up in the crankcase which with an electric start will hydraulic your rings and break them. When a non-electric start engine is almost impossible to pull, it means 99% of the time that fuel has entered the cylinder and crankcase. Any dipstick that is past full and smells like gas has a leaking needle and seat and it must be addressed.


Anything can be done, just add time and money to the equation, and the fact that it will look Rube Goldberged too.
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While a fuel shut off valve is definitely a nice feature to have. I would not worry too much about adding one. If you either drain the tank/run it dry at the end of the season and always use a quality stabilizer like Star Tron or Marine Stabil (probably don't have to run it dry I sometimes don't, another method is to keep the fuel tank full to avoid moisture build-up when storing). I have a 15 year old Briggs Vanguard engine on my lawn tractor it doesn't have a fuel shut off. Knock on wood, using 87 octane gas and what I mentioned above, have not had any fuel related issues with the carb.

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Google in line fuel shut off Briggs there is a very small shutoff on Amazon for $5.
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I like having a shutoff, I run it dry after every use. I also run stable in all the gas I put in. That is until it snows weekly, then I don't bother, but could be weeks between snow here, so I do that as a precaution.

I added one to my last blower for this reason.

Are there pictures of the engine that can be posted? Who makes a 2X26?......never mind it's Cub Cadet. Looking for pics now.
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In 2011 when I bought my 21m214 Briggs And Straton or my repower, it didn't have a fuel shut off. So I installed one before I mounted it. It wasn't hard, but just a little time consuming because I had to a few trial runs to cut the correct amount of fuel line so that the shut off would sit correctly in place. It is well worth having.
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Is this the machine?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Cub-Cade...-HP/301852617\


Probably a Loncin or LCT engine.

I thought they came with a fuel shut off.???? I guess they are looking for cost savings now. It was mounted in the plastic housing.

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I can tell you my 2016 CC 3X 420CC doesnt have a fuel shut off valve. It would be easy to add but you would probably have to trim the engine shroud. I will just drain the gas and run it empty at the end of the season. I would wait till the warranty is up to add the shut off valve personally. The Powermore engines are Chinese, made by Zongshen.
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Thanks for all of the ideas and comments. Think I will wait until end of warranty period. All have a great Christmas and a heathy New Year!!!
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